Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday, June 1

It's Oaks day at Epsom on Friday
It's Oaks day at Epsom on Friday

Timeform pick out three bets from Epsom on Friday...

"...he's taken to get off the mark at the second attempt."

Timeform on Mendoza

Mendoza - 14:00 Epsom

This doesn't look the strongest renewal of the Woodcote we'll ever see, and as such the once-raced MENDOZA makes the most appeal. His debut run to finish third at Newbury a fortnight ago was highly promising, particularly considering that he was given a considerate ride that day, and he's taken to get off the mark at the second attempt. Marie's Diamon and Its The Only Way are closely matched on their form so far and set the standard.

Masham Star - 14:35 Epsom

MASHAM STAR has looked potentially well treated for a while now, and is a long way below his last winning mark. He ran the best race of his turf season so far when finishing second at Ayr last time, just being collared by a well-treated rival at the finish having had everything fall right for him. He's quickly turned back out off the same mark in this, and he gets a confident vote to get back on track. Conditions will suit King's Pavilion and he's feared, whilst Donncha is another to consider.

Magic Wand - 16:30 Epsom

Aidan O'Brien has an embarrassment of riches in this year's Oaks, but it's MAGIC WAND who makes the most appeal of his five representatives. It was difficult not to be impressed with the way she won the Cheshire Oaks last time, a path taken by last year's superstar filly Enable. With further improvement expected on the back of that win at Chester, she's taken to scoop yet another classic for her trainer. Wild Illusion is respected on the back of her fine reappearance in the Guineas last time and is the form pick, whilst the Lingfield Trial winner Perfect Clarity is an interesting each-way alternative.

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